BRT offers Songs of the Carter Family with Elwood Donnelly

BRT offers Songs of the Carter Family with Elwood Donnelly

CUMBERLAND – As part of their Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre will offer a three-week session of classes concentrating on learning the Songs of the Carter Family with instructor Elwood Donnelly.

Classes are Mondays, April 15, 22, and 29, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. The fee is $54 per student per session. This group class needs a minimum of five students, with a maximum of 13.

Participants will discover the wonders of this early pioneering American country music family and learn to play songs from this influential group who were in full swing between 1927 and 1943. A.P. Carter, his wife Sara, and Sara’s cousin Maybelle sang a pure, simple harmony that has gone on to impact music among most genres. Donnelly will provide song lyrics and simple chord progressions that can be adapted for many different instruments while also exploring their history. Bring your voice and the instrument of your choice; it is helpful to know basic chords.

For class registration, email russell@riverfolk.org or call 401-725-9272.